Notable Women in Manufacturing: Jessi Lemmer

Advanced development engineer, Helgesen Industries Inc.

  • Category: Notable Women in Manufacturing
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 10
  • Number of years with your current company/firm: 6
  • Undergrad degree/university: MSOE, Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduate degree/university: N/A

Jessi Lemmer was born and raised in the City of Milwaukee. She attended Milwaukee Public Schools, and graduated from Milwaukee Bradley Tech High School in 2010 where she had early exposure to CNC programming, CAD drawing, and welding.

She earned her degree in mechanical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and today is an advanced development engineer at Hartford-based Helgesen Industries, Inc.

Helgesen designs and manufactures hydraulic tank reservoirs and fluid conditioning devices – which can be customized for diverse industrial applications.

While in college, Lemmer completed several internships with Rockwell Automation in the fields of chemistry and materials engineering, vibration, halt, ingress lab engineering and industrial engineering. Like many women in the STEM fields of study, she was often the only female in her classes.

Lemmer started with Helgesen in 2014. She remained focused and committed to strong team values and worked her way up from manufacturing engineer to her current role by her third year.

Lemmer works closely with major external clients but also enjoys mentoring interns at the company and nurturing relationships with her coworkers.

In 2019, Lemmer welcomed her first child into the world and is enjoying motherhood while maintaining her passion for quality engineering and manufacturing work with Helgesen.

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